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Bug 149178 - Installer crashes right at the end with rpmio_internal.h assertion failure
Installer crashes right at the end with rpmio_internal.h assertion failure
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
powerpc Linux
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Assigned To: Paul Nasrat
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2005-02-20 01:27 EST by Gabriel Schulhof
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-04-19 14:46:34 EDT
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Description Gabriel Schulhof 2005-02-20 01:27:52 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/125.5.6 (KHTML, like Gecko) Safari/125.12

Description of problem:
Very frustating: When the installer is about to finish, this happens:
python: ./rpmio_internal.h:522: c2f: Assertion 'fd && fd->magic == 0x04463138' failed.

The installer brings the computer to a halt:
"It is now safe to reboot your computer" - or something to that effect

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install on a ppc from download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/core/development/ppc

Actual Results:  Installer dies right at the end, which is really frustrating.

Expected Results:  Installer does not die right at the end, which is a big relief.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2005-02-20 21:16:09 EST
This is _probably_ caused by a bad tree.
Comment 2 Paul Nasrat 2005-02-20 23:43:33 EST
When did you mirror the tree - so I can try and replicate here. Can you give me
the buildstamp/discinfo so I can ensure I'm testing against the correct tree.

I've done a ppc install based off a tree built between 19 and 20 February, which
installs fine.
From a full tree:  cat .discinfo

From boot.iso:

mount -o loop boot.iso /mnt
zcat /mnt/ppc/mac/ramdisk.image.gz > /tmp/ramdisk.image
umount /mnt
cd /tmp; cpio -ivd .buildstamp < ramdisk.image
cat .buildstamp

Comment 3 Gabriel Schulhof 2005-02-21 17:15:13 EST
Unfortunately, I didn't take a snapshot of the tree. I installed
directly from
download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/core/development/ppc over

Thus, if the tree has changed since then, I can not replicate the problem.

The .discinfo at this writing (2005-02-21 15:14 MST) reads:
Fedora Core 4

Comment 4 Gabriel Schulhof 2005-02-22 01:44:34 EST
This same error has just happened during package download when I ran

yum -y update.

yum is yum-2.1.13-1.ppc
Comment 5 Paul Nasrat 2005-02-23 07:39:53 EST
Is this reproducible with yum?  Can you narrow down the package it is failing at
(try yum -d 5 -y update.  Can you check using rpm -K the contents of

rpm -K /var/cache/yum/development/packages/*rpm | grep NOT
Comment 6 Jeremy Katz 2005-04-19 14:46:34 EDT
Closing due to inactivity.  If this issue still occurs with current releases,
please reopen and set the release in which you've encountered the problem.

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